Crafts have existed for centuries. Some old craftsmen’s trades have almost disappeared over time. In order to keep up the traditions of the crafts, old handicrafts are presented at traditional festivals or on markets.
In the course of the centuries, many crafts have been replaced by newer methods and technologies. Some have almost sunk into oblivion. Preserving these skills and passing them on to future generations is more than just a pleasant pastime. Museums, societies and traditional markets strive to preserve the knowledge connected to these crafts for posterity. Inventions that are considered modern today could already be obsolete tomorrow, just like many of the crafts presented here.